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My friend had gall bladder surgery and then a stone removed

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My friend had gall bladder surgery and then a stone removed from his pancreas. Now he cannot eat or drink. Vomits black after taking anything in. Do you know what this could be?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 9 months ago.

He could have ulcers in the stomach due to the stress from the surgery. He should have upper GI endoscopy.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you. He cannot even drink water.
Expert:  khagihara replied 9 months ago.

He could have postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) which is a complex of heterogeneous symptoms, including persistent abdominal pain and dyspepsia, that recur and persist after cholecystectomy. He should have ultrasound and/or computed tomography (CT) scanning followed by direct cholangiography or magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) to to look for retained or recurrent stones or identify a bile duct leak, stricture, or transection.

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